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that glove glancing blow of earl. emergency managers in virginia beach were worried that earl may slap them with a right hook. tens of thousands of tourists left before the big weekend but bruce leshan reports in hindsight they probably could have ridden it out. >> reporter: earl is just about out of virginia beach and they are getting back to business. the business here, of course, tourism. they are pulling away the sand berm they set up around the stage for the american music festival. tens of thousands of people, and they are expecting chicago, reo speed waggen and pat benatar. it kicks off tonight. call it dancing with earl. even at 3:00 a.m., people were out romancing the storm. in the darking winds gusted to a high of maybe 20 miles an hour. at daybreak, thed a venturous took to the beach. even walt waltzing in the water. awed by the waves and majesty of a hurricane that skirted far enough off the virginia beach ocean front to offer just a cares reinstead of a punch. >> it is something magic about being out there. >> oh, it is. very fresh. don't get it all the time. the wind feels gre
. >>> the only woman on virginia's death row is still waiting for word from the governor. governor mcdonnel is expected to decide on clemency. supporters say her iq of just 72 puts her close to mental retardation. they also complain that the trigger man in the murders of her husband and stepson got life while she got death for plotting those killings. >> i think what is happening to teresa is unjust and as a result of the misperception of her intelligence and her cope ability of this. >> the prosecutor in the case says while lewis is no genius, she is certainly smart enough to be held accountable for what he called her terrible vile actions. >>> new at 6:00, there has been a major break in a rash of home burglaries in virginia. where large amounts of gold jewelry was stolen. today in federal court in virginia, melind amaa marie. that's something we told you about. using the internet and police scanners, soto and accomplices listened to police communications and they were able to rob at least 37 homes in fairfax and loudoun county. the stolen property was valued at half a million dol
in this case. >>> now to the tragedy in lorton, virginia. a mother and two of her children killed in a fire, but her quick thinking saved the lives of her three other children. with flames all around her, she and her two -- or she told her two older children to jump out of a second story window and dropped her 2-month-old baby to safety. but there wasn't enough time to save everyone. the fire broke out inside a home on richmond, highway. peggy fox is live near the scene and, peggy, this is a real heartbreaker. >> it certainly is. >> reporter: as parents we know, we save our children first. save yourself later. well that's exactly what happened here this morning when this young family was awakened by the smell of smoke. >> and i knew the kids were still in there. c.i.a. c.i.a. >> i asked her where they were at and they said they are still in the house. and we couldn't do anything. >> reporter: there was nothing they could do but watch the home burn with a mother and two of her small children inside. the neighbors say the young mother sacrificed herself to save three of her five children, get
the toll road. looking at a 10 to 15-minute delay still. for virginia drivers, moving south onion 395, jammed up, as well. washington boulevard past duke over to the mixing bowl and south backlick to triangle. it is top and go all the way but no accidents out there. that's the good news. back to you. >>> in tonight's consumer alert, more fees from your bank to replace the fees that they can't charge you anymore, thanks to a new law. i know. if you are a bank of america customer, you better read the pamphlet they sent you. don't toss it out. starting soon you will have to pay dollars to get a paper statement, $3 to see images of cancelled statements if you want to see them on that statement. $12 if you deposit a check and it doesn't clear and expect monthly maintenance fees and minimum balance requirements too. by the way, you can avoid some of the charges by banking on- line. >>> one robber is probably wishing he picked a different victim after the person turn the knife on him and attacked. it happened in oklahoma city yesterday. police say 34-year-old donald billby confronted a pregn
. evacuations there are already underway. we have live team coverage from north carolina to virginia beach and ocean city. we're going to start with scott broom live in o.c. scott. >> reporter: nice to talk to you tonight, they are now prepared here in ocean city with -- for what they foresee to be tropical storm conditions starting overnight tonight and into about the middle of the day tomorrow. the big news on the beach today is that they have restricted swimmers going in the water because of the heavy surf. rough surf and the danger of rip occurens has caused life guards to declare the water off limits. surfers except the as earl approaches. >> in the next 24 hour it's will get crazy. >> the beach will now be closed per se. there are restrictions for entry into the water. >> reporter: crews put up fencing to prevent drifting sand from burying parking lots and boardwalks. at marinas some boat owners pulled their craft out of the water. question for visitors is should they stay or go? >> i i'ming it's a really -- i'm thinking it's a really big storm and i kind of want to go home. >> i'm s
night, or cool. 66 in downtown d.c. well we start off school for a lot of kids in virginia and that moms like me bus stop forecast. you might say mild. a touch of a cool spot from 68 and down to the 70s notice 7:00 or 8:00 hour. taking you through the rest of the afternoon on tuesday. temperatures warming up to near 90. there is a code yellow air quality. a touch of pollution. 85 still on temperature. and warm 90 in culpeper. and most of us dropping into the 80s and 70s. and the winds picking up, 10-15 miles per hour tomorrow. might be a touch of humidity notice coming back in. here is the front here in the mid morning. 8:00 is when our future cast shows that to arrive. there might be a passing shower. slightest chance. most likely a bank of clouds. not bad by the afternoon. a lot of sunshine. a west to northwest breeze picking up and cooler air rushing into thursday and into next weekend. highs in the 70s, lows into the 50s. that's for the district. outer suburbs will be pushing into the 40s for a low for that time. and we could bring showers in as soon as saturday. i'm keeping them out
was hit with more charges in michigan. he's suspected of a series of stabbings in virginia, ohio and michigan. today prosecutors in flaunt have charged him with murder and assaults. these new charges are in addition to the attempted murder charges he's also facing in michigan. >> we have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this occurred and the defendant is the person responsible. we'll get there. we're being careful, methodical. i have a tremendous team of law enforcement working with us and i'm confident we'll be able to be successful. >> abuelazam pled not guilty today. >>> we have the condition of a doctor shot at hopkins last week. orthopedic surgeon david cohen is in good condition and continues to improve. he was shot by the son of an elderly patient being treated at the hospital last thursday. police say the gunman, 50-year- old paul warren pardus became distraught after being told about his mother's condition and he shot and killed his mother and then himself. >>> the only woman on virginia death row, the only way theresa lewis will survive is a reprieve from the dis
in eastern west virginia, they have a burning ban on there and an extreme drought, severe drought through culpepper up to western fairfax county. so really, they issued a drought watch for the entire metro area. let's try to conserve water and watch the fires and the cigarette buds. all right, clear skies tonight. it will be cool and crisp. winds diminish, turning off the ac, opening up the windows, not too far. low temperatures in the 50s. we're looking at low 50s in the burbs. 59 downtown. and 53 in bowie. 54 in manassas. tomorrow morning, great, sunshine, breezy and cool. 50s and 60s. by the afternoon, a gorgeous day. mostly sunny, breezy. still spectacular highs in the upper 70s. winds increase just a little bit at 10 to 15. all right, west of the device, you're in the 60s, but you're fighting the brisk in oakland. you'll need a sweater there all day. mid-70s, winchester, culpepper, almost 80. 77 in manassas. just beautiful. upper 70s on the water. small craft advisory for them. the next seven days, upper 70s tomorrow. 80 on saturday. again, dry for the turps game. then sunday, some s
't pay your vehicle tax and lose your license plate. that's one new rule in a virginia county. we'll tell you where after the break. >>> another great day, temperatures above average. we'll take you out with the almanac. you can access this on our website at wusa9.com. go to the weather tab and follow the drop-down menu to weather data. 86 and 62 goes in the books. averages are 80 and 62. record high of 97. record low of 43. we'll come back and talk about the weekend and some unusual stats about hurricanes, including hurricane igor next. >>> let's check in with patranya on the evening rush hour. >> 10 after 6:00 and our realtime maps here. top half of the beltway heavy from prince george's county down to i-66. a 30 minute commute from landover to kenilworth due to a disabled vehicle on the route. moving to our live camera on 495, on the west side of the beltway, jammed up, crawl from 66 all the way to the 270 spur. and finally we're going to wrap it up in d.c. a pretty shot over the key bridge and plenty of sunshine. no accidents or incidents throughout the metro area. lesli, back to you.
security. >>> summer vacation ended today for a dozen school districts in northern virginia. including the largest fairfax county. 9news now spent the morning at james madison high in vienna and caught the opening bell. >> good morning, madison. students, faculty, and staff, good morning and welcome back. >> how you feeling? first day of school? >> fired. i'm just waking up. >> a little bit nervous, but excited. >> i'm really excited so' all any friends i haven't seen over the summer. >> i'm happy to have the man of the house back learning. >> some new fees you need to know about, parent wills have to pay $75 if they want their child to take an advanced placement or international test. athletes will have to pay $100 per sport to play. >>> the president is ready to hit the road to boost the national economy. a preview of his new plan is coming up. but first, the work may be finished, but the delays, they are still lingering. why red line trains are moving slowly this week. that's next. topper. >> i have to tell you, it's hot out here, but it's comfortable. the high was 94, low 6
, thank you. >> this one in virginia. and they were saying there was no sign of the accelerant here. they are just not sure what caused a fire to kill anita brikman mother and two of her children. they are still on the story and peggy, we know that three other children survived. what do we know about them and how they are doing tonight? >> reporter: well, the twod older children, an 8-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, they are both fine tonight. and in fact, they could have been released from children's hospital. and the father, they did not want to leave, so they will all be released tomorrow. now, take a look. this is the burning house that the three children escape from. the older two jumped out of the two-story window. and their mom, she was able to drop the baby into the arms of a friend. she saved those three kids lives, but she could not save herself or her 5-year-old. the family is trying to keep up the spirits by focusing on the three children that survived. and there is no smoke in their lungs. they are healthy, they were up day-to-day. the baby is doing great right now.
. people were everyone putting sandbags out to keep water from their homes. >>> over to virginia, they haven't had quite as much rain, but plenty of people are still trying to dry out. suray chin is live where she has been checking out all the damage there. >> the flooded streets are just down the road from here. the water came fast and furious on brownsmill road. when it comes to these types of conditions, the neighborhood is on edge. >> whenever we get a lot of rain like this, i am keeping my eye on the water, the river. >> kate gets nervous in the downpour. the creek that often overflows its banks runs along the home where she's a full-time nanny to three small children. >> it got pretty crazy, to be honest. we had a lot of flooding in the backyard. it became a river, and actually we are surrounded on all sides. we became an island with the neighbors. >> last month, high waters surrounded the home in the front, side, and backyard. today, a much better outlook. even the bridge that crumbled the last go around was in tact. thanks to vdot workers who helped clear debris acros
and west virginia, it's banned until further notice. what contributes to that is dry air, 11% humidity, and the wind. 25-mile per hour winds at national. 19 at andrews. 29 up in martinsburg and 28 in winchester. still a little bit gusty with the wind. they'll settle down a little bit. look at the relative humidity. it's up to 12% now. 15% in manassas and 17% at andrews. i mean that is some kind of drive for us. tonight, clear skies, breezy, and cooler. turn off the ac, open the windows. i wouldn't open the windows too far, though, or too much in the suburbs. low 50s tonight. low 60s downtown and winds calm down to a reasonable northwest 10 to 15. lows tonight inside the beltway, very comfortable. low to mid 60s and then 50s in college park. mid 50s in bowie. up to the north, 55 in reston and 53 in leesburg. tomorrow morning, mostly sunny, breezy and cool. 50s and 60s to start. and by afternoon, mostly sunny, breezy. spectacular. highs near 80 and winds northwesterly. next seven days, 79 tomorrow. breezy and spectacular. upper 70s on friday. low 80s on saturday. thank you for the e-mail
a fairfax virginia man have pleaded not guilty. the suspect are george huggins and his fiance housley. the victim was shot to death last july during a robbery in downtown oakland, california and he was visiting that area for a job interview at google. >>> congressional investigators say an iowa egg farm at the center of a salmonella outbreak received hundreds of positive results for salmonella before its eggs sickened more than 1500 people. a house committee says its investigators obtained records showing that wright county egg received 426 positive results for salmonella between 2008 and this year. the company recalled 380 million eggs last month after its eggs were linked to hundreds of illnesses. the owner of wright county egg is scheduled to testify before congress next week. >>> see it coupon here? it's little. it's really little but it cost manufacturers big bucks just to give you a break at the checkout. tonight we learn that the former chief financial officer for the nation's largest coupon processor pleaded guilty to being involved in a scheme with others that cost manufactur
losing to west virginia on saturday, maryland football tries to rebound this weekend against florida international and if you've never heard of florida international and assumed the terps will beat them easily, tell that to texas a and m who was down two touchdowns to florida international in the fourth quarter this past week. making things harder for maryland. both of their quarterbacks are hurt. robinson has a sore throwing shoulder. back up danny o'brian has a sprained ankle. that's not good. >> it would be a strong quarterback, having three guys, you know, and one of them is done and the others are nicked up. and so hopefully we can get them well. that's the biggest concern i have right now is being able to get them well. >> speaking of quarterbacks being injured, a flip-flop in philly within the last hour. eagles coach, andy reid announcing that michael vick will start this sunday against the jacksonville jaguars. vick threw for 382 yards and looked great against the lions on sunday. just 48 hours ago, reid insisted that kevin cobb would be his starter. >>> for those of us who
of the beltway toward virginia, that is very slow as well. no accidents just a lot of volume. >> patranya, thank you. >>> we want to go out to anita brikman as she is out on the scene and she's talking with assistant chief scott graham. anita, are you there? >> reporter: i am, lesli. and assistant chief is joining me to explain where we are. you can see all of the activity right behind me where they are still trying to clear the scene. >> anita at about 4:00 this afternoon, montgomery county fire rescue received a call for an accident on northbound 270 involving a bus. the units arrived on the scene, they found a 26-passenger limo- style bus that was traveling on northbound 270 from old georgetown road area. >> reporter: and it was up on the h.o.v. lane. >> it was entered the h.o.v. fly over which rejoined just below montrose road. the bus apparently left the roadway and careen add proximately 45 feet and came to rest against the jersey wall on northbound 270 coming from the democracy boulevard area. >> reporter: now we understand one fatality, a dozen people injured. can you tell me more about
to look into security after the virginia tech shooting. >> 80 doors, 80,000 visitors a week, it's difficult to secure any enterprise with all of those doorways. >> reporter: there are no magnetometers at this hospital or at most nationwide. after the gunfire, johns hopkins alerted employees via text messages telling them what happened and what they should do. that was followed by a round of e-mails to hospital workers. another security note, all hospital staff members have i.d. badges and all 80,000 visitors are given wristbands. reporting live from baltimore, andrea mccarran, 9 news now. >> andrea, thank you. and stay with 9 news now for the latest on the hospital shooting investigation. >>> now to another story that is also rooted in baltimore. paul brian palmer has been captured. we brought this story to you first last week. palmer apparently got away from baltimore police. they thought he might have gone to montgomery county. he and his pregnant girlfriend were captured this week in washington state. palmer was charged with attempted murder for a stabbing back in august but
' wives are getting caught up in the frenzy, greg tolen live in sterling virginia with more. >> reporter: the wives are getting into the spirit of things. on saturday in philadelphia, they are going to play a charity basketball event against the eagles' wifes to -- wives to benefit breast cancer. these wives are very excited for this game. they are holding a scrimmage right now and a man who just arrived just moments ago, that is donovan mcnabb in the white shirt. he's attending to his kids right now and to his wife roxy who is part of the redskins wives basketball game. certainly an emotional time for the mcnabbs but the wives want to help as well. they want to try to win this game. as for donovan, he knows it's going to be a big week for him and he just wants to be able to relax a little bit and be able to kind of gather things together because as you mentioned, brett, starting tomorrow things are going to be crazy. we should mention that roxy is a pretty good basketball player. she played college basketball at syracuse so just like donovan, she's got game. brett. >> yeah, i think more
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